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    Proton pump inhibitors (PPI’s) increase risk of Alzheimer’s by 44%


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    Tuesday, May 22, 2018 7:37 am Email this article

    Patients 75 years and older taking a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) were 38% more likely to have any type of dementia and 44% more likely to have Alzheimer’s than non-users according to a study from Germany.

     

    List of PPI’s

    Available proton pump inhibitors include:

    Reference

    Haenisch B, von Holt K, Wiese B, Prokein J, Lange C, Ernst A, Brettschneider C, Konig HH, Werle J, Weyerer S, Luppa M, Riedel-Heller SG, Fuchs A, Pentzek M, Weeg D, Bickel H, Broich K, Jessen F, Maier W, and Scherer M. Risk of dementia in elderly patients with the use of proton pump inhibitors. Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci, 2015 Aug; 265(5): 419-428.

    Author’s Contact Info

    Britta Haenisch
    German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)
    c/o Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM)
    Kurt-Georg-Kiesinger-Allee 3
    53175, Bonn, Germany
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